The New York Office of Addiction Services And Supports (OASAS) contracted with Third Horizon Strategies (THS), in partnership with The Terry Group (TTG), to review the current system of financing addiction services and to make recommendations for alternate funding approaches. OASAS is partnering with THS to develop a new payment methodology designed to ensure equitable reimbursement for substance use disorder (SUD) and problem gambling services while maintaining compliance with State Aid and Federal Substance Use Prevention Treatment and Recovery Services Block Grant expenditure rules. Currently, OASAS provides funding support for addiction services to approximately 1,200 programs operated by more than 350 providers. In State Fiscal Year 2021/2022, OASAS provided nearly $500 million in net deficit funding to eligible providers for addiction services. This four-year engagement is being led by THS SUD subject matter experts Greg Williams and Tym Rourke. Learn more by visiting https://oasas.ny.gov/RASFP
November 3, 2023
Third Horizon Strategies Selected by New York State for Restructuring Addiction Financing Project
Third Horizon Strategies
Third Horizon Strategies is a boutique advisory firm focused on shaping a future system that actualizes a sustainable culture of health nationwide. The firm offers a 360º view of complex challenges across three horizons – past, present, and future – to help industry leaders and policymakers interpret signals and trends; design integrated systems; and enact changes so that all communities, families, and individuals can thrive.